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NBC Asks Romney to Pull Ad

NBC News is asking the Mitt Romney campaign to remove news footage from the network in the candidate's new ad attacking Newt Gingrich, in which anchor Tom Brokaw reports on the former House speaker's ethics violations in 1997. (Watch the ad here.) “I am extremely uncomfortable with the extended use of my personal image in this political ad,” Brokaw said. “I do not want my role as a journalist compromised for political gain by any campaign.” NBC's lawyers have asked Romney to take out any reference to the network's journalism in any other ads as well, but the campaign said it believes it falls under the fair-use doctrine and was reluctant to take the ad off.

January 29, 2012 9:50 AM